It’s hard to give a grade higher than a “B” when you allow 326 passing yards, but overall, “MMCNB” played pretty well. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams each had four catches, but Allen was targeted 11 times in the game.
This unit did commit four total penalties (although only three were accepted), but overall they did a pretty solid job of keeping the Chargers’ wide receivers at bay.
Logan Ryan got credit for three pass deflections to go along with his eight tackles. Kevin Byard made a clutch pass defense on the fourth-and-2 on the first drive of the game which caused the Chargers to turn the ball over on downs. He also had six tackles.
Adoree’ Jackson gave up a few big passing plays in the first half, but played much better in the second before leaving the game with a foot injury.
Malcolm Butler had six tackles and a pass deflection, but was also called for pass interference in the late stages of the game, giving the Chargers the ball at the one-yard line with under a minute left. That nearly cost the Titans the game, but they were able to stand tall.
It wouldn’t be fair to the linebackers to solely place the blame on them for Hunter Henry and Austin Ekeler’s big numbers through the air, so the secondary also takes a dip in their grade as well.